TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (May 10)


For the Week of May 10

Arts and Performances


ND Playwrights NOW! A Night of Exciting Zoom Theatre
A virtual reading of scenes written by ND playwrights created in FTT’s spring 2021 playwriting course, taught by Anne García-Romero. Playwrights include James Cullinane, Michael Enright, Maggie Finger, Justin George, Lamont Marino, Tim Merkle, Ella Mylod, Ian Oh, J.P Spoonmore and Keegan Wolohan.
Tuesday, May 11; 7:30 p.m. on YouTube

Michiana Young Playwrights Project 2021
Ten-minute plays by local middle and high school playwrights, performed on Zoom by FTT students.
Friday, May 14; 7:30 p.m. on YouTube — plays by sixth- and seventh-graders from the Stanley Clark School
Saturday, May 15; 7:30 p.m. — plays by seventh- and eighth-graders from Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes and  11th-graders from Trinity School at Greenlawn

Diversity and Inclusion

Cafecito with AdelanteND
AdelanteND, the Latinx Staff and Faculty Association, invites you to an informal Zoom gathering to practice your Spanish. All levels are welcome.
Thursday, May 13; 8:30 to 9 a.m. via Zoom

International Networking Tea Time
Learn about international tea/coffee culture from Mexico and connect with people around campus and the world. This event will feature a five-minute cultural presentation followed by 25 minutes of networking time.
Thursday, May 13; 3:30 to 4 p.m. online

Educational and Research Opportunities

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, May 18, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ contractsND Module Demonstration, Wednesday, May 19, 2 to 3 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at  

Faith and Service

Easter Prayer Series for Staff
Staff are invited to a virtual Easter prayer focused on centering prayer led by Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C. Take time for prayer and reflection in your day as Father Jim offers different forms of prayer throughout the Easter season. All faith traditions are welcome. RSVP.   
Wednesday, May 12; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

Global Fireside Chat: ND Santiago Global Center
In the last few years, Chile has seen a series of social movements and civil protests, which led to the current process of creating a new constitution through democratic means. Esteban Montes, director of the Santiago Global Center, and his guest, Andreas Feldman, University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss the events.
Wednesday, May 12; noon to 12:45 p.m. online

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Building Mexico – Tenochtitlan in the 16th Century”
Michael Schreffler’s research centers on the art and architecture of the transatlantic Spanish world in the 16th and 17th centuries. His work examines the ways in which representation — in the form of visual images, architectural ornament and descriptive texts — facilitated change in colonial Spanish America.
Wednesday, May 12; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “A Partnership for Research: IHD and the Kellogg Institute”
Explore integral human development (IHD) at the Kellogg Institute, as revealed by faculty, staff and students. This panel will take up key questions about the role of IHD in the intellectual life of Kellogg, how it may enrich research, its impact on research planning and the role of community partners in IHD-inspired research. Registration required.
Thursday, May 13; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

The Annual Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture: “‘Tuning the Medium’: Seamus Heaney and the First-Person Plural”
Rosie Lavan, Trinity College Dublin, and author of “Seamus Heaney and Society” (Oxford University Press, 2020), will examine Heaney’s poetry of collective experience during the time of his mid to late career. Her particular focus will be the poem “From the Canton of Expectation” in “The Haw Lantern” (1987).
Thursday, May 13; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

Book Launch: Peter Cajka’s “Follow Your Conscience”
The Department of American Studies and the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism will celebrate the publication of Peter Cajka’s book, “Follow Your Conscience: The Catholic Church and the Spirit of the Sixties” (University of Chicago Press, April 2021). Rev. Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C., will engage Cajka in conversation about the book. Registration is required.
Thursday, May 13; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Student Move-Out Parking Lot Closures
The following parking lots will be closed from Friday, May 14, through Thursday, May 20, for student move-out: Fischer, Rugby, Walsh Architecture and the west side of Dorr. Please have all vehicles moved out of these lots by end of business on Thursday, May 13. For any questions, please contact Thomas Kauble at or 631-2602.

Also This Week ...

Advance Your Education and Apply for a Fred Freeman Scholarship
If you’ve recently thought about going back to school, taking a course or completing a certification, you should consider applying for the Fred Freeman Staff Scholarship. It awards up to $2,000 in educational expenses per semester to eligible Notre Dame full-time, non-exempt staff. Learn more about the scholarship.

Sakai Tip: Student Prep for Sakai Testing
If you are using Sakai for final examinations this semester, prepare students for a positive experience. Advise them to start with a fresh browser, using only a single tab for Sakai, and not to take the test on a tablet. Send these essential tips to students before their final.

Expanded Building Hours for Hesburgh Library
Hesburgh Library will be open:
∙ Sunday, May 9: 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Monday, May 10, to Friday, May 14: 7 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16: 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Monday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 18: 7 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Wednesday, May 19: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Find more info on library access and services at

Keep up to date on colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.